I’ve walked by Pearse Square enough times without paying it too much attention but if you’re in the area visiting somewhere like the redeveloped Grand Canal area, then this pleasant square is a nice diversion.
Pearse square was built in the 1830s and was originally called Queen’s Square, named in honour of Queen Victoria. The political upheavals of the 20th Century led to its re-naming but you can still see a sign bearing the square’s original name on one of the corners. An interesting side note is that many of the square’s early residents were actors in the Queen’s Royal Theatre located nearby but which sadly no longer exists.
Happily, Pearse Square is one of those genuine family neighbourhoods and has avoided the type of corporate gentrification that you can find elsewhere so take a few minutes to have a look around. Opposite the square is the impressive red-brick St. Andrew’s, once a school for the Docklands area, now a busy community centre. Come on a Saturday and there is a popular food market in St. Andrew’s as well.
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